Dataset Touched by Tragedy Study
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Communicatie en Beïnvloeding
Key wordsterror management; mortality salience of loved ones; eudaimonic entertainment; mixed affect; identification; boundary expansion
This experimental study assessed if specific existential conditions motivate narrative processing of tragic entertainment about loss. Participants were assigned to a 3 (MSS: Mortality Salience of Self vs. MSLO: Mortality Salience of Loved One vs. No Mortality Control) X 2 (Tragic Entertainment: Moderate vs. High Eudaimonic Quality) factorial design (N=187). We measured death thought accessibility and mixed affect as intermediate processes, and boundary expansion of the self-concept and identification as measures of narrative processing. This dataset is a revised version of the touched by tragedy dataset that was registered in 2019 (Das & te Hennepe, 2019). The present version is identical to the previous dataset, but includes two additional composite scales (MC_moving and MC_Elevating) and two additional (recoded) numeric variables for education and nationality.